My Mother's House Part 1: Planning and Building Our Earth Sheltered House

Thanks to favorable clay soil, Western North Carolina turned out to be a good place to plan and build an earth sheltered house.

070 earth sheltered house 4 block leveling wedges
A representative of the Bonsal company demonstrates the use of the firm's convenient block-leveling wedges, which can be seen more closely in the inset photo.
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